Compare 2008 Hyundai Tiburon vs 2009 Scion tC

2008 Hyundai Tiburon
2009 Scion tC
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2-Door Coupe Manual GS
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door Coupe Manual GS 20 28 $16,571 $17,270
2-Door Coupe Automatic GS 20 27 $17,610 $18,370
2-Door Coupe Manual GT 17 24 $19,109 $20,170
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT 17 24 $20,138 $21,270
2-Door Coupe Manual SE 16 24 $21,174 $22,620
2-Door Coupe Automatic GT Limited 17 24 $21,313 $22,770
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2-Door HB Manual
Style MPG City MPG Hwy Invoice MSRP
2-Door HB Manual 20 27 $16,150 $17,000
2-Door HB Automatic 21 29 $16,910 $17,800
Pricing
Invoice Price
$16,571
$16,150
Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price
$17,270
$17,000
Monthly Payment Estimate
$288 / month
$283 / month
The Car Connection's Take
TCC Rating
7.2
7.8
TCC’s Bottom Line
As good as 2008 Hyundai Tiburon is, its resale value is hurt by the poor quality of earlier models. It's important that you anticipate steep depreciation before committing. The 2009 Scion tC is more sophisticated and feature-rich than its price tag would otherwise indicate.
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Fuel Economy
City
20 mpg 20 mpg
Highway
28 mpg 27 mpg
Vehicle
EPA Classification
Subcompact Subcompact
Interior Dimensions
Second Leg Room (in)
29.9 33.6
Front Head Room (in)
38.0 37.6
Passenger Volume (ft³)
81.9 84.7
Second Hip Room (in)
44.7 47.3
Front Shoulder Room (in)
53.9 54.3
Second Head Room (in)
34.1 36.6
Passenger Capacity
4 5
Second Shoulder Room (in)
50.6 50.0
Front Leg Room (in)
43.1 41.6
Front Hip Room (in)
51.6 53.2
Exterior Dimensions
Track Width, Front (in)
59.1 59.3
Min Ground Clearance (in)
- TBD - 5.2
Length, Overall (in)
173.0 174.0
Height, Overall (in)
52.4 55.7
Track Width, Rear (in)
59.1 59.3
Wheelbase (in)
99.6 106.3
Liftover Height (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Width, Max w/o mirrors (in)
69.3 69.1
Cargo Area Dimensions
Trunk Volume (ft³)
14.8 12.8
Brakes
Front Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
11.0 x - TBD - 10.83 x - TBD -
Drum - Rear (Yes or )
NA NA
Brake ABS System
4-wheel 4-wheel
Disc - Rear (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Rear Brake Rotor Diam x Thickness (in)
10.2 x - TBD - 10.59 x - TBD -
Brake Type
Pwr Pwr
Rear Drum Diam x Width (in)
NA NA
Disc - Front (Yes or )
Yes Yes
Fuel Tank
Fuel Tank Capacity, Approx (gal)
14.5 14.5
Steering
Turning Diameter - Wall to Wall (ft)
- TBD - - TBD -
Steering Ratio (:1), Overall
13.5 17.7
Turning Diameter - Curb to Curb (ft)
35.8 36.1
Steering Type
Pwr Rack & Pinion Pwr Rack & Pinion
Lock to Lock Turns (Steering)
2.6 3.15
Tires
Rear Tire Order Code
NA NA
Front Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P215/45ZR17
Spare Tire Size
Compact T125/70D17
Front Tire Order Code
NA NA
Spare Tire Order Code
NA NA
Rear Tire Size
P205/55VR16 P215/45ZR17
Trailering
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Tongue Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Dead Weight Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
- TBD - - TBD -
Wt Distributing Hitch - Max Trailer Wt. (lbs)
NA NA
Weight Information
Base Curb Weight (lbs)
2898 2932
Wheels
Spare Wheel Material
- TBD - Steel
Front Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Spare Wheel Size (in)
Compact Compact
Rear Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Rear Wheel Size (in)
16 x 6.5 17 x 7.0
Front Wheel Material
Aluminum Aluminum
Cooling System
Total Cooling System Capacity (qts)
3.2 6.4
Electrical
Cold Cranking Amps @ 0° F (Primary)
- TBD - - TBD -
Maximum Alternator Capacity (amps)
90 - TBD -
Engine
SAE Net Horsepower @ RPM
138 @ 6000 161 @ 6000
Engine Type
Gas I4 Gas I4
Fuel System
MPI SFI
SAE Net Torque @ RPM
136 @ 4500 162 @ 4000
Engine Order Code
NA NA
Displacement
2.0L/122 2.4L/144
Mileage
EPA Fuel Economy Est - City (MPG)
20 20
EPA Fuel Economy Est - Hwy (MPG)
28 27
Fuel Economy Est-Combined (MPG)
- 23
Transmission
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1)
0.84 0.78
Trans Description Cont. Again
NA NA
Drivetrain
Front Wheel Drive Front Wheel Drive
Reverse Ratio (:1)
3.25 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1)
2.05 2.05
Trans Order Code
NA NA
Final Drive Axle Ratio (:1)
4.06 4.24
Fourth Gear Ratio (:1)
1.06 0.97
Trans Description Cont.
Manual w/OD Manual w/OD
Sixth Gear Ratio (:1)
NA NA
First Gear Ratio (:1)
3.46 3.54
Clutch Size (in)
- TBD - - TBD -
Third Gear Ratio (:1)
1.39 1.33
Trans Type
5 5
Summary
Vehicle Name
Hyundai Tiburon Scion tC
Body Style
2 Door Hatchback Coupe 3 Door Hatchback
Suspension
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Rear (in)
- TBD - 0.71
Suspension Type - Front (Cont.)
MacPherson Strut MacPherson Strut
Shock Absorber Diameter - Front (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Stabilizer Bar Diameter - Front (in)
- TBD - 0.83
Suspension Type - Rear
Independent Independent
Suspension Type - Rear (Cont.)
Multi-Link Double Wishbone
Shock Absorber Diameter - Rear (mm)
- TBD - - TBD -
Suspension Type - Front
Independent Independent
Emissions
EPA Greenhouse Gas Score
- 6

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